Colmar Estate Block 1 Chardonnay
Made from just eight rows of chardonnay in Block 1, this wine was quite ‘tight’ and a tad oaky as a youngster. So, we decided to hold back its release and wait for all the elements to come together. And it was worth the wait. The first sniff reveals French oak and fruit aromas jostling for supremacy. The fine, linear palate is textured and mouth-filling, the vibrant white peach flavours teased out by lively acidity. Superb length and balance. Released on its fourth birthday, this fine wine may be enjoyed now or allowed to age slowly for another 3-4 years in the tradition of the best chardonnays from Orange.